Convention Modeling Demonstration

Milepost 1134 Some guy by the name of Merkel put on a modeling clinic where he built a shack similar to this one (he gave away the original) in a little less than an hour to convince people that scratchbuilding is not all that hard. His handout can be downloaded by clicking...

2016 NKPHTS Convention in Bellevue, Ohio

Milepost 1133 This year’s convention marked the fiftieth time that Nickel Platers gathered to meet old friends, make some new friends and discuss their favorite railroad.  The convention was hosted by the Mad River & Nickel Plate Museum in Bellevue and it served as...

Lost Weekend

You’re so sad sad sadJust like them others  –  Rolling Stones I depend too much on college and NFL football for my happiness. Sad. A recent weekend was difficult. My Ohio State Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 before playing Penn State. An easy win, I thought....

A Little Something for You O Scalers

Milepost1132 It’s not often that I get to pass along some info for those who model in scales other than HO but the other day, this was brought to my attention and I felt that it might be some information to pass along to the O scale modelers among us.  These new models...

New Accurail Cars

Milepost 1131 You may recall that back at Milepost 1111, I told you about two new cars from Accurail that were of interest to me.  One was a Nickel Plate boxcar and the other was a 3-bay hopper in a Wheeling & Lake Erie scheme.  Many of you know that the W&LE...

Three Sheds from Woodland Scenics

Milepost 1130 Woodland Scenics has just announced some new structures in their “Built-n-Ready” line including these three small sheds.  No price has been announced for them.  They are to be available in mid-November of this year. The structures appear to be...

Booby Trap

But I still haven’t found/ What I’m looking for  –  U2 Comes a tale in the newspaper’s docket of an apparent wardrobe malfunction of a peculiar sort. And if I am lying, may I be forced against my will to watch an endless loop of a...

Awesome Photo

Milepost 1129 MODEL RAILROADER photo I don’t know how many of you subscribe to MODEL RAILROADER, but mine came a couple of weeks ago (November, 2016, issue) and in it was a really good photo of a modeled Horseshoe Curve.  The model railroad depicts the Pittsburgh...

Mabry Mill

Milepost 1128 A couple of different times in various posts, I’ve mentioned my trying to build a model of Mabry Mill.  So while it’s not directly related to model railroading… or railroading of any kind, since it was the last major stop on our trip, I...

Wrap My Head Around This

Stand in the place where you are  –  R.E.M. On a trip to the Boston area, I suffered an identity crisis. Since much of our tour visit would be spent taking in all the sights, I felt it necessary to wear a ball cap to protect me from the sun’s rays. But...